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Volunteer Recruitment Meeting

Join Habitat in building something better in our community!

We are hosting two Volunteer Recruitment Meetings this month to go over all the ways you can serve with Habitat Catawba Valley! Come explore our service opportunities in new construction, repairs and the ReStore, and hear from current volunteers about their experiences with Habitat.

Lunch will be provided and you will have the opportunity to sign up for volunteer shifts on the spot. So grab a friend and join Habitat in building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter!

Upcoming Meetings

  • Saturday, May 19 at 12pm / Location: ReStore Catawba Valley
  • Wednesday, May 23 at 12pm / Location: ReStore Catawba Valley

World Habitat Day

Make a bigger impact this World Habitat Day!

For every $2 donated to Habitat Catawba Valley for World Habitat Day, Punker LLC will donate $1 (up to $2,000) towards a Habitat Repairs! project. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to support the Habitat Repairs! program, which works continuously throughout the year on repair and weatherization projects for low-income homeowners in Catawba County.

Suggested Giving Levels
Your $50 gift will become $75!
Your $100 gift will become $150!
Your $200 gift will become $300!
Your $500 gift will become $750!

Make an Impact Today*

*Type “World Habitat Day” in the Additional Comments section so your gift can be matched by Punker.

Special thanks to Punker LLC for your ongoing support to Habitat.


The Rudy Project

Build Update

Update #2: Construction has finished on The Rudy Project house, and proud homeowner is set to move-in next week! We are sending the homeowner and her children lots of luck and love to fill their new home. We look forward to celebrating with them at the Dedication of their house and the picnic shelter later this spring. Check back here often for the latest details on the upcoming Dedication!

Update #1: On June 2, Habitat Catawba Valley broke ground on a new house that is being built as part of The Rudy Project, a campaign to build a Habitat house and a community picnic shelter in honor of late Mayor Rudy Wright. Members of the Wright family were there to kick off the project, along with public officials and members of the Alcantara family, the future owners of the house.

Thank you all for joining us for the groundbreaking ceremony, and a special thanks to the Rotary Club of Catawba Valley for your $2,500 contribution to The Rudy Project!

Click here to view photos from the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Annual Fund

Every day, people in our community partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, they achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Habitat is working with women like Carol who lives in a small brick home near Lenoir Rhyne University. Carol is like so many of our Habitat Repairs! applicants. In her 70’s now, Carol and her husband bought the home 43 years ago. Since his death, the home has fallen into significant disrepair, including a broken gas furnace that forced Carol, who needs bottled oxygen for COPD, to keep warm with portable kerosene heaters. Others will face another hot summer or cold winter in a home, long neglected, because there is no money left at the end of the month for basic upkeep and repair.

Habitat also works with families like Billy and Tasha and their two children, Autumn and Gabriel, who live in a well-kept but aging mobile home in the Kool Park area. Billy and Tasha want to have a bit more room, but what they really want is a safe place for their children to play, and the stability their own home will provide. They are hardworking people looking for a path toward a better life.

We continue to believe, no matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. At Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, this is what inspires us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a community where everyone has a decent place to live.

This is why we are asking for your help. Your support of Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley can make this vision become reality. Everyone deserves a decent place to live, and everyone can do something today to make that possible for another family.

There are THREE ways you can give to help us put families on a new path-one where stability and self-reliance are actually obtainable, not just aspirational.

  1. Monthly Donations (suggested giving levels)

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  2. Giving level Amount
    Transformation Builders $1,001-$2,000/month
    Self-Reliance Builders $751-$1,000/month
    Stability Builders  $501-$750/month
    Strength Builders $201-$500/month
    Shelter Builders $101-$200/month
    Cornerstone Builders $50-$100/month

    Your commitment can be cancelled at any time.

  3. Online Donations

  4. Make a Donation of Any Size

  5. Mail-in Donations

  6. Please send a check addressed to Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley to 772 4th Street SW P.O. Box 9475 Hickory, NC 28603

Your contribution means a lot to us and the families we help. Thanks again for your assistance in our mission of providing affordable housing  for our devoted and determined homeowners-to-be.

Thank you!

Honorariums & Memorials

Honor your family and loved ones with a special gift from the heart. Your generous contribution will help families in need of a safe, affordable place to call home and will help them build strength, stability and self-reliance in their own lives. This kind of gift is priceless to families in need of decent homes and will continue to have an impact in their lives for years to come.

  • Honorariums can be made to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, graduations, holidays, or anytime that you want that person to know that they are special.
  • Memorial gifts are a thoughtful way to remember someone who during their life did so much for the people around them.  Carrying on that legacy is truly a meaningful gift.

 Your honor or memorial gift will be acknowledged as you see fit.  A personalized thank you will be sent to the honoree or the family of the person being memorialized.  The amount given will not be shared.

Gifts can be made online or by sending your contribution to:

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley
PO Box 9475
Hickory, NC 28603

Planned Giving

All of us are indebted to those who preceded us.  We drink from wells others have dug.  We sit under the shade of trees others have planted.  We share our faith from foundations we did not lay.

At the same time, we are the seeds of the future.  We dream and set things in motion.  The fruits of our decisions today will be known only by those who we will never meet.  What will your legacy be?

As you plan your future and reflect on the legacy you will leave behind, consider the following ways you can strengthen families and communities through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley:

  • Cash Gift Donations
  • Gifts of Stock
  • Gifts of Real Estate and Land
  • Beneficiary in Will
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary
  • Donations through Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Donations through Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Gifts through Charitable Lead trusts, which ultimately return the trust principal to you
  • Gifts through Charitable Lead trusts, which ultimately pass the trust principal to loved ones
  • Making Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley the beneficiary of your home while continuing to live there.

Beneficiary in Will


When making or updating your will, please consider a gift to Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley. An estate-planning attorney can assist you in adding one of the following paragraphs to your will:

“I hereby give and bequeath $_________ to Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley to be used (for its general purposes) (for[specific purpose]).”
“I hereby give, devise and bequeath (the residue) (__% of the residue) to my estate to Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley to be used (for its general purposes) (for[specific purpose]).”

Our legal name is Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley. If you do not include “Catawba Valley”, your gift will be sent to Habitat for Humanity International.

Please call 828-328-4663, extension 311 for more information concerning planned giving.

For stock gifts, please contact Todd Ashworth at 828-322-1111